Former Mizzou football players get workouts with other NFL teams.
Mizzou football had one player picked up before the NFL officially begins its 100th season Thursday night.
And a couple more have been traveling for workouts with various teams.
Paul Adams, who had a strong camp with the New York Giants, signed with the Cleveland Browns to be part of their practice squad earlier this week. The former Mizzou left tackle was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Giants last May.
Adams was the 10th guy added to the Browns practice squad. A year of practice should provide the former Tiger with some good work, and hopefully he’s able gain some experience as more of a switch tackle who can provide depth as he enters a second training camp next season — if he doesn’t move up to the active roster this year.
J’Mon Moore was in Kansas City and had a tryout with the Chiefs. This workout came a day after he visited the San Francisco 49ers. The second-year pro was a fourth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2018. He was with the Packers all last season, appearing in 12 games. He didn’t have a strong enough camp to stick around with the team this year, however.
Marcus Murphy had a good camp with the Buffalo Bills, but the team decided to part ways with the former seventh-round draft pick. Now, Murphy is looking to catch on with another NFL team. He may end up back where it all started.
Murphy worked out with the New Orleans Saints this past week. The Saints brought in 11 players who hit the market, and Murphy was one of three running backs. Murphy was picked in the seventh round by the Saints in 2015.
Also, the Denver Broncos officially placed Drew Lock on injured reserve earlier this week. Denver signed Brandon Allen to be Joe Flacco’s backup after it cut Kevin Hogan and placed Brett Rypien on the practice squad.
After Lock sits out the first half of the season, it’s possible he will be Denver’s No. 2.
The NFL kicks off its 100th season tonight as the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field.